Tag Archive: Daniel Courtney

Nov 17

Daniel Courtney – The ‘Grandfather of the Irish Citizen Army’


  In June 1903 the DMP raided a house at 12 Upper Oriel Street. The object of their attention was the resident of the top floor flat, Daniel Courtney, who was running an illegal sheebeen from the premises. Courtney was a Casual Grain Labourer on the Docks and sought to extend his young families precarious …

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